Claire Tranchino is a second year PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at the University at Buffalo. An essay “‘Documents / that document:’ Archival Syntax in Scout by Norma Cole” considers archiving as a metaphor and formal process in the poet's work and is forthcoming in a collection on the poet. Claire’s archival research on Cole’s artist’s books, sketchbooks, and notebooks was funded by a riverrun summer fellowship (2019).
Currently, Claire is interested in literary approaches to social reproduction theory at the intersection of Marxism and psychoanalysis.
With Brooke Bastie, Claire co-founded col-, a new journal for critical and creative collaborative writing. She recently joined Essay Press as an Outreach Editor and serves as a graduate assistant at the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Culture.
Prior to arriving at the University at Buffalo, Claire earned BAs in English and Women’s Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.